Monday, April 17, 2006

Confusing space rocks with weathermen

Below is a screen capture of Yahoo news, Space and Astronomy, for April 17, 2006. Can you guess what shouldn't belong?

Yes, it's the piece about how southeastern Europe fears more flooding. Hardly something to do with space.

It used to be that, when I would see an incongruous classification such as this, I would just wonder at the wisdom of Yahoo. Now I realize that the "meteor" in "meteorologists" triggers whatever parameters are used to sort out the news items. That explains the incogruity, but it doesn't excuse it. Yahoo should fix its code.

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